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Wal­nuts have a par­tic­u­larly pos­i­tive ef­fect on our gut microbiome, say re­searchers from the Univer­sity of Illi­nois. They as­signed 18 healthy adults to a diet that in­cluded 42g of wal­nuts or none at all for two three-week pe­ri­ods. Among those who ate wal­nuts, they saw an in­crease in three types of bac­te­ria, in­clud­ing Fae­cal­ibac­terium, which is shown to re­duce in­flam­ma­tion and in­crease in­sulin sen­si­tiv­ity in an­i­mals. Those who ate wal­nuts also had a re­duc­tion in sec­ondary bile acids, which have been shown to be higher in those

with an in­creased risk of col­orec­tal can­cer.

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